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Women In the Workplace: Then Vs. Now


Career woman


Some good news for women!

Equality in the workplace is the best it's ever been. At least that's what the numbers say.

But look around your workplace and tell me if you agree. Are women in the top jobs? Are they making as much money as the men? Do they get respect in meetings?

Research from Humanresourcesmba's Women in the Workplace study  shows millennial women are leading the charge in breaking down barriers to women's advancement in the workplace.

Let's look at the good and bad between 1980 and today. 

The bad:

Women still are liklier to be passed over for high profile assignments.

Men's Budgets are two times larger than women's.

Unpaid work takes much more of women's time than men's -- 21 hours vs. 13 hours.

Now the good

Millennial women are more concerned with career success than men

More women than men have a four year degree

Women are now 40 percent of managers.

Women now earn 77 cents for every dollar a man earns, compared with 55 cents 30 years ago.

Now the great news:

Both women and men millennials say changes are needed to enhance gender equality in the workplace. As Humanresourcesmba.net points out: With millennial women leading the charge, there’s no telling what another 30 years will bring!

Now the global outlook:

Coincidentally, Catalyst just put out its Women in the World report and found globally, though women have advanced, progress toward equality has slowed.

I LOVE this statement by Deborah Gillis, President and CEO, Catalyst. “To effect the transformation we all seek, we have a responsibility to change the world for women so that they are poised to advance and help shape our future."

HERE'S THE BEST PART OF HER QUOTE..."It’s essential for women to be as educated, as capable of earning money, and as in control of their physical lives as men—not just because it’s fair, but because empowering women raises everybody’s standard of living.”

So readers, women are making some progress in US workplaces and slow progress around the world. What's the key to boosting the numbers? Do you foresee a day where most women earn the same money for the same job as men?